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  #1  
July 28th, 2013, 06:54 PM
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Please write the first thing/word that comes to mind with the following names. Be honest please!

Girls

Charlotte-
Charlie-
Louise-
Lou-
Beatrice-
Georgiana-
Rosalie-
Francesca-
Seraphine-
Caroline-
Ireland-
Elowen-
Cora-
Lyra-
Aria-
Lilah-
India-

Boys

Desmond-
Henry-
Everett-
Malcolm-
Eli-
Gabriel-
Arthur-
Shepherd-
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July 28th, 2013, 07:19 PM
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Girls

Charlotte- Charlotte Bronte
Charlie- the old movie called Charlie (she died of cancer I think)
Louise- louse
Lou- an old man with a pot belly
Beatrice-
Georgiana-
Rosalie- Twilight
Francesca- oooh. I like this one, sounds fancy and spanish to me!
Seraphine- reminded me of sapphire
Caroline- beautiful. nothing directly comes to mind
Ireland- ... Ireland
Elowen- sounds like something the vikings would be named i like it.
Cora- Wasn't there someone in one of the 'Night Before Christmas' type moves named Cora?
Lyra-
Aria- Pretty Little Liars (I love the name! and the show for that matter!)
Lilah-
India-

Boys

Desmond-
Henry-
Everett-
Malcolm- Malcom in the MIddle
Eli-
Gabriel- Bible
Arthur- Arthur... from the children's show
Shepherd- Jesus


I actually really like all those names! Even the ones that directly brought something to mind didn't taint the name for me.
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July 29th, 2013, 01:26 PM
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Charlotte- SATC
Charlie- Gossip Girl
Louise- Louisiana (weird haha but was what I thought of)
Lou- grandpa
Beatrice- some books I read as a child
Georgiana- Gossip Girl
Rosalie- hmmm nothing came to mind pretty though
Francesca- exotic
Seraphine- reminds me of a goddess or siren or something no idea why
Caroline- nothing just the name
Ireland- Ireland the place
Elowen- reminds me of elves no idea why again
Cora- just thought pretty name
Lyra- Lyrical dance
Aria- Pretty little liars (love the name and show)
Lilah- Friday night lights
India- India the place

Boys

Desmond- Lost (tv show)
Henry- my nephew haha so thats not fair
Everett- just the name
Malcolm- Malcom X
Eli- just the name
Gabriel- an angel
Arthur- my DHs middle name also not fair just thought of him
Shepherd- Greys Anatomy

I tried to just write the first thing that popped in my head for everything. I agree with the PP even though they brought something to mind doesn't mean I dont like them. So many make me think of tv shows
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July 29th, 2013, 02:49 PM
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Haha I love doing this. It actually really helps me narrow it down
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July 29th, 2013, 03:26 PM
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Girls

Charlotte- scarlet
Charlie- chaplin
Louise- please, louise, pull me offa my knees
Lou- my aunt (her middle name is Lue)
Beatrice- lemony snicket's novels
Georgiana- the state
Rosalie- the flower
Francesca- italy
Seraphine- sapphires
Caroline- south carolina
Ireland- scotland
Elowen- lord of the rings' character, eowyn
Cora- tim burton's movie, coraline
Lyra- a lyre
Aria- the sky
Lilah- lilac trees
India- ghandi

Boys

Desmond- i've never heard of this
Henry- a kid i went to school with, he was a nice kid
Everett- emmett
Malcolm- my dad's friend
Eli- soldiers
Gabriel- the bible
Arthur- king arthur
Shepherd- sheep
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July 30th, 2013, 06:45 PM
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Girls

Charlotte-Charlotte's web
Charlie-my grandfather
Louise-middle name I have picked for future daughter
Lou-old drunk
Beatrice-cute little nursing home patient I cared for
Georgiana- Georgia
Rosalie-former co worker
Francesca-
Seraphine-nor sure how to pronounce
Caroline-crazy patient I used to care for
Ireland-Ireland
Elowen-not sure how to pronounce it but I don't like how it looks
Cora-my favorite patient
Lyra-
Aria-
Lilah-
India-India

Boys

Desmond-
Henry-old man
Everett- one of my favorites and O brother where art thou?
Malcolm-Malcolm in the middle
Eli-
Gabriel-
Arthur-Arthur the aardvark
Shepherd-sheep
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July 30th, 2013, 08:43 PM
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Charlotte-a spider (my kids are into the book right now)
Charlie-a towhead blonde boy
Louise-A silly cartoon segment about "the safety patrol" on Disney Jr.
Lou-An old man
Beatrice-The somewhat un attractive daughter of Fergie (of the royal family)
Georgiana- The state of Georgia and peaches. Lol.
Rosalie-Twilight
Francesca-The soda Fresca
Seraphine-A Greek myth character
Caroline-Just a little girl.
Ireland-The country
Elowen-Ugh. Sounds like a disease to me. Sorry!
Cora-The movie Coraline
Lyra-A character in the golden compass
Aria-Solo song
Lilah-A flower (lilac)
India-Saris

Boys

Desmond-Evil. It sounds evil to me
Henry-This grumpy little boy we know who is darling
Everett-Mispronounciation. I can never figure out how it's said "ever-ett" or "ev-Rhett"
Malcolm-Old show Malcolm
Eli-Just a cute little boy
Gabriel-The angel. But I adore this name
Arthur-The aardvark
Shepherd-A dog
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August 1st, 2013, 08:42 PM
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Girls

Charlotte- My MILs mom. Not that anyone else would understand that!
Charlie- I think of my SIL...she goes by Chuck.
Louise- <3 My favorite Grandmas name.
Lou- to me, it's a boys name.
Beatrice- Love! Was on my list, the hubby vetoed it.
Georgiana- Umm...the royals now.
Rosalie- It's okay.
Francesca- Not a fan at all. Just sounds funny to me.
Seraphine-
Caroline- I like Coraline better.
Ireland- It's a place, not a name.
Elowen- Meh.
Cora- Dislike. It feels like an unfinished name to me.
Lyra- I love this name. But, I could see her being called Liar.
Aria- Meh.
Lilah- I don't like it. No real reason.
India- Again, it's a place.

Boys

Desmond- Actually feels more girly to me.
Henry- <3 Top boy name for us.
Everett- Reminds me of Everest. Not sure if that matters or not.
Malcolm- Something about this name is just weird to me.
Eli- No, again, feels unfinished to me.
Gabriel- Love.
Arthur- Meh.
Shepherd- A vocation, not a name.


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August 2nd, 2013, 12:07 AM
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Girls

Charlotte- prim
Charlie- cute
Louise- old lady
Lou- " "
Beatrice- Bea Arthur lol
Georgiana- Princess
Rosalie- Death on the nile
Francesca- beautiful
Seraphine- Mouse ballet teacher to Angelina
Caroline- talky
Ireland- I cant even think of anything in regards to a girl named this
Elowen- Irish
Cora- quiet
Lyra- unusual
Aria- trendy
Lilah- classic
India- trendy

Boys

Desmond- Old man
Henry- refined
Everett- cute
Malcolm- silly
Eli- naughty (sorry a student of mine by this name was very...naughty!)
Gabriel- an angel
Arthur- king
Shepherd- Jesus

Most of my first thoughts are how I would picture that person to behave, not a "thing" that they remind me of. I was a teacher of small children for years and we always noted characteristics that names seemed to have.
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